Definition of hotfoot in English:


Syllabification: hot·foot
Pronunciation: /ˈhätˌfo͝ot


[with object] (hotfoot it) [with adverbial of direction]


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  • In eager haste: he rushed hotfoot to the planning office to object
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    • He will arrive in Bradford on Avon hotfoot from Highgrove where he will have donned the garb of Father Christmas for the Prince of Wales's Christmas party.
    • Ophelia, a spy herself, comes hotfoot to tell of Hamlet's first piece of odd behaviour.
    • British withdrawal from ‘East of Suez ‘brought the Soviet navy hotfoot into the Indian Ocean, not least from Vladivostok.’

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